Update on Flair's condition.
WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair was reportedly in a medically induced coma before undergoing surgery today and his condition remains "extremely serious."
According to F4WOnline, Ric Flair underwent surgery at an Atlanta hospital this afternoon, but his situation remains “extremely serious.” Flair was reportedly scheduled to have surgery this week, though it's not clear if the surgery he had today was the same surgery he was originally scheduled for.
Legacy Talent Agency, which represents the 68-year old professional wrestling legend, originally said Flair went to the hospital over the weekend for "routine monitoring" and added that there was "no reason to panic."
However, something changed Sunday night which indicates Flair was being hospitalized for more than your standard routine checkup. Melinda Morris Zanoni, the CEO of Legacy Talent Agency, shared a few messages on social media, asking fans for positive energy in light of some tough medical news.
As of now it's unclear exactly what the medical issues are, but there is believed to be a heart issue involved.
Flair holds the WWE record for most ever World Heavyweight Championship title reigns with 16, and was also the first ever WCW World Heavyweight Champion. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008 for his illustrious singles career and then again in 2012 as a member of The Four Horsemen.
Prayers up for @RicFlairNatrBoy . Kick out on two and 1/2 like you always did— Scott Hall (@SCOTTHALLNWO) August 14, 2017
Prayers sent to Ric Flair & family.— Luke Gallows (@LukeGallowsWWE) August 14, 2017
Thinking of @RicFlairNatrBoy and the family. So much. ❤️— Bayley (@itsBayleyWWE) August 14, 2017